European Tour

Swedish duo share halfway lead

2015-06-06 08:14
Marcus Kinhult (Gallo Images)

Malmo - Swedish teenager Marcus Kinhult became just the second amateur to lead a European Tour event at the halfway stage as he shared first place with compatriot Jens Dantorp after two rounds at the Scandinavian Masters.

After shooting a five-under-par 67 in Thursday's first round at the PGA Sweden National in Malmo, the 18-year-old shot a 68 to sit at nine-under at the halfway stage.

Kinhult, whose round started on the back nine, follows in the footsteps of Aaron Pike, who led the Australian Masters - then a European Tour event - as an amateur after two rounds in 2007.

"I'm pretty happy with my score and where I am in the tournament. Today was more of a solid round from tee to green and I made two big putts, but my putting wasn't as good as it was yesterday. My game feels good at the moment," said Kinhult.

Dantorp also followed up an opening 67 with a 68 and the pair lead by two shots from Germany's Maximilian Kieffer and another Swede, Sebastian Soderberg, going into the weekend.

Sweden's world number four Henrik Stenson is two under for the tournament after a second-round 72.

Leading second-round scores at the Scandinavian Masters at the PGA Sweden National in Malmo on Thursday (GBR or IRL unless stated; par 72):

135 - Jens Dantorp (SWE) 67-68, Marcus Kinhult (SWE) 67-68

137 - Maximilian Kieffer (GER) 68-69, Sebastian Soderberg (SWE) 68-69

138 - Eddie Pepperell 70-68, Tom Lewis 68-70, Alex Noren (SWE) 70-68

139 - Alexander Levy (FRA) 69-70, Hennie Otto (RSA) 69-70, Magnus A Carlsson (SWE) 68-71, Daniel Woltman (USA) 70-69, Alvaro Velasco (ESP) 70-69

140 - Peter Lawrie 69-71, Adrian Otaegui (ESP) 68-72, Steven Jeppesen (SWE) 72-68, Scott Henry 69-71, Bjorn Hellgren (SWE) 70-70, Darren Fichardt (RSA) 70-70, Oliver Farr 70-70, Kristoffer Broberg (SWE) 70-70, Benjamin Hebert (FRA) 68-72, Andrew McArthur 71-69, Chris Paisley 67-73

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